Monday, February 6th, 2006

Google Maps Mashup for Bus Routes

Category: Ajax, Google, Mapping

Take one part Google Maps, add in one part GPS technology, combine with a little bit of inventiveness and you’ll get one of the cooler (and more useful) little Ajax-enabled sites that I’ve seen in a while – Mapping out the busses on their routes around the University of Michiagan.

The system grabs the GPS data for each of the buses on their routes and combines that with the mapping technology that Google offers to provide an interactive, easy-to-read map of their current locations. They’re seperated out with colors, showing the types of each of the lines, and the data below the map updates in real-time, same as the bus images.

Posted by Chris Cornutt at 4:25 pm

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This is where I see Google making a ton of money on overlayed advertising eventually. Imagine location updates for marathons, iron mans or other forms of sports races.

Comment by Richard Collette — February 6, 2006

Seguimiento de autobuses con Ajax y GoogleMaps

…myfiles/unlugarenelmundo/google.png” width=”45″ height=”45″ class=”imgizqda” /> Veo en Ajaxian una aplicación que usa el API de GoogleMaps que me parece realmente útil. En …

Trackback by Un lugar en el mundo... — February 7, 2006

Some designer could contribute a bus graphic.. i mean, it doesn’t really look like a bus lol

Comment by Jon — February 7, 2006

[…] and will someone make google maps for our bus systems? this so puts to shame, and i hate it that they charge for downloads! […]

Pingback by spit out the disko :: these are exciting times :: February :: 2006 — February 8, 2006

i just want to note that Rutgers University in New Brunswick, NJ has been doing this for almost a decade w/java.

it is currently being revamped for web2.0.

Comment by ru alumni — February 8, 2006

[…] Veo en Ajaxian una aplicación que usa el API de GoogleMaps que me parece realmente útil. En la Universidad de Michigan realizan un seguimiento por GPS de los autobuses que dan servicio al campus universitario y trasladan las coordenadas de posición de los mismos a un mapa mediante el API de GoogleMaps. Y todo ello, por supuesto, en tiempo real […]

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